Suvretta House, the ‘Grand Dame’ of the Swiss Alps is delighted to announce that it will reopen its doors and begin to welcome visitors from 10 July. This year, for the first time, you and your loved ones will be able to enjoy the iconic hotel and the surrounding Engadine Valley well into the golden autumn months, as Suvretta House extends its summer season until 18 October.
Suvretta House – Over 100 Years Of Hospitality Traditions
With the cornerstone laid on 22 April 1911, a grand hotel with a view of Champfèr and Lake Silvaplana was erected on the Chasellas plateau not far from St. Moritz within roughly one and a half years. The hotel was festively inaugurated on 16 December 1912. Right on time for the opening celebration, snow transformed Suvretta House into a storybook castle in the midst of spellbinding winter landscape.
The guests were also excited about the interiors. There were more than 250 rooms, 370 beds, and 110 bathrooms which were unthinkably luxurious in those days. There was also rooms for bridge and billiards, for smokers and tea enthusiasts, a library, a music salon, and several generously designed, elegantly decorated and interconnected banquet and dining rooms.
Guests arrived from all over the world to delight in the Suvretta House experience and simply enjoy life to the fullest. In the course of the decades, the exclusive hotel hosted many celebrities from the arts, the movie industry, politics, and business. King Farouk of Egypt, Crown Prince Akihito, the Shah of Persia, Gregory Peck, Evita Perón and many more came to enjoy sports and fun on snow and ice, ecstatic ballroom parties, the amicable atmosphere, luxury and discretion.
Seven generations of hoteliers guided Suvretta House through its history across more than one hundred years and each one left its very own and personal mark on the hotel. As the expectations of discerning guests from all over the world changed, the hotel underwent several renewal phases in recent years. Some noteworthy milestones include the integration of a wellness paradise, the creation of the banqueting ensemble, the construction of a spacious ski room, and the total renovation of the guest rooms.
Suvretta House – Location & Surroundings
Suvretta House is nestled in a natural park landscape in the midst of the Suvretta-Corviglia winter sports and hiking region, merely 2 kilometres west of St. Moritz. The peace and quiet is disrupted neither by traffic nor by hustle and bustle. A free shuttle bus service is available for trips into town. Their private ski lift adjacent to the hotel whisks winter sports enthusiasts directly to the base station of the Suvretta chairlift.
The hotel is large and spacious and has wonderful gardens, offering plenty of room for you and loved ones to sit back and relax, all while keeping a respectable distance from other visitors. Onsite, active guests can make use of the tennis courts and golf driving range, while for those who want to explore further afield the Engadine Valley awaits.
With endless mountains to hike and majestic lakes to sail on, Suvretta House is the perfect base for travellers looking to disconnect from the stresses of life, breathe in some fresh alpine air and return from holiday feeling rejuvenated, restored and refreshed.
Suvretta House – Fresh Alpine Fare
You will also be able to enjoy breakfasts and lazy lunches on the sunny outdoor terrace of the Suvretta Stube while taking in the magnificent mountain panorama.
Foodies can enjoy the half-board menu as well as the delicious à la carte offering from Chef Fabrizio Zanetti (16 points Gault Millau) which will be served in the Suvretta Stube this summer and autumn. In-room dining will also be available for those who want to enjoy a private dining experience in the comfort of their own rooms.
The two mountain restaurants, Trutz and Chasellas, will be open and serving local Swiss fare, with you able to enjoy a socially distanced chairlift journey between the two complete with a spectacular view.
Suvretta House – Cultural Calendar
Throughout the summer season, you will be able to enjoy an array of special activities including a Mountain Herb Hike with Chef Fabrizio Zanetti on 7 August and the weekly Sunday Jazz Barbecue on the Suvretta terrace. The famous summer classics will also be back, with a Clay Pigeon Shooting tournament taking place on 17 July, Fly-Fishing on 10 August and a Painting Course with the theme “quintessentially British” taking place between 24 – 29 August.
If you are visiting on 1 August, you will also have the opportunity to celebrate Switzerland’s national holiday savouring a delicious picnic at the Suvretta Stube while admiring bonfires and fireworks over the Alps.
Suvretta House – Refresh The Body Activity Package
New for this season, the hotel is offering the Suvretta House Activity Package, enabling visitors to tailor every aspect of their stay. An array of different sporting activities and relaxing spa treatments will be offered on an exclusive and private basis. Activity highlights include hiking (or biking) the hills and enjoying the 580km of hiking trails right on the hotel’s doorstep, which ranges from leisurely panoramic walks to more demanding mountain climbing tours.
The Engadine Valley is home to Switzerland’s only National Park, stretching over 170km² and home to 5,000 species of animal wildlife, 650 varieties of flowering plants, as well as 21 different hiking trails and guided glacier walks. In addition, Suvretta House has its very own Suvretta Sports Bike School, with experienced local guides who know all the best biking trails in the region.
If you are looking for a friendly knock around or to perfect and fine-tune your swing, you can enjoy a private tennis lesson with a view on one of the hotel’s three clay tennis courts. Other outdoor activities include al-fresco yoga and Nordic walking.
The annual Fit & Fun activity programme will also be available, with daily experiences to choose from including goat trekking and picnics to paddle boarding, golf, and sailing on the magnificent Lake Silvaplana which lies at an altitude of 1,791 metres above sea level and is the largest natural lake in the Alps spanning over 1,000 metres.
Suvretta House – Book Your Stay
Summer rates at Suvretta House start from 410 CHF (currently approx. £343) based on two sharing a Double Room Standard Mountain on a B&B basis. Book your stay via suvrettahouse.ch today.
Rates are inclusive of service charge, taxes, VAT, access to the Suvretta Sports & Pleasure Wellness Club, participation in ‘Fit & Fun’ activity programme, and Suvretta shuttle bus into the centre of town.